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Ambulance or Antacid? Recognize Heart Attack Symptoms
Do you know when you should call an ambulance over simply taking an antacid? Many patients find the symptoms to be too similar to tell. Our short quiz will test your know-how and help you differentiate between an emergency and heartburn.
Call an ambulance if you experience:
Shortness of Breath
Dizziness and lightheadedness accompanied with clammy skin
Sudden Chest Pain
Sudden Loss of Vision or Feeling in one side of the body
If you have a family history of heart disease, are over the age of 45 or are already being treated for high blood pressure; it might be time to talk to your doctor about seeing a cardiologist. Or learn more about our Heart Care services.